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Send us your summer reading suggestions!

An appeal to the Regent Community:

Summer is reading time! For some readers it means a big and ambitious work; for others it means something easy to digest on vacation. So whether your summer reading tends towards Samuel Richardson or Cheryl Richardson, we want to hear from you! Last year, we published recommendations from Regent faculty, and staff; this year we want to hear from our students and alumni as well.

Simply send titles of works of fiction or nonfiction (only one of each, please) that you think your friends and colleagues really ought to read this summer to Harold Henkel at harohen@regent.edu. Please include your position or status at Regent and a few sentences on why you are recommending the book. All suggestions will be added to the Library website as we receive them. For a guide to what we have in mind, see our 2013 Summer Reading Recommendations.

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What R U Reading?

Michael Palmer, Ph.D.
Dean of School of Divinity

“In the novel My Name is Asher Lev, Chaim Potok explores the tension that one Jewish boy experiences between the religious dictates of his Hasidic Jewish community and his need to express himself as an artist. Potok’s novel challenges me to reflect on the ways in which my own Christian community and I are inclined to invent false dichotomies between the life of faith and secular (i.e., non-religious but also not profane) activities for which some among us may have talent and gifting.”

My Name is Asher Lev is the Library Book Club selection for May. Dr. Palmer will lead a discussion of the novel on June 9 at 12:00. For more information, contact Harold Henkel at harohen@regent.edu.

Would you like to recommend a book in this space? Email a photo along with 2-3 sentences on why you are reading the book to harohen@regent.edu.

View past recommendations here.

What R U Reading?

Susannah Clements, Ph.D.
Department of Language & Literature

I’m in the process of rereading Silence by Japanese writer Shusaku Endo. It’s a powerful novel about some of the first Portuguese Missionaries to Japan, and I like how Endo doesn’t back away from challenging questions about what it means to have faith in God in a time of persecution.

Would you like to recommend a book in this space? Email a photo along with 2-3 sentences on why you are reading the book to harohen@regent.edu.